Among many things Dopamine is also responsible for our brain’s reward response. Unmet expectations decrease our Dopamine, increase our stress, which then impairs our performance, lowers confidence which then decreases Dopamine even further. Some simple ways to interrupt that downward spiral are to
- Seek out novelty
- Be more social
- Set small and attainable goals
- Reappraise situations where possible.
How much more is possible when Dopamine isn’t impaired?!